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 Post subject: Tiger Mods
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:44 am 
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I've been hearing rumors of some significant changes to the Tiger. Can anyone shed any light on this? :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:19 am 
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Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:00 pm 
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All rumors are true!

- Hull construction changed to Rotomolded, available in 4 fun colors!
- Rig replaced with unstayed "Sunfish" gaff style.
- Assymetrical spinnaker replaced with "Mary Poppins" umbrella sail.
- Integral coolers in the hulls with 12v refrigeration system.
- Trapezes removed; 8-ft extendable "ladder" hiking system added.

:shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:10 pm 
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There's an IHCA meeting scheduled for tomorrow at the Tiger Worlds - if JD's going to spring any "production changes" that will be when it happens.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:55 pm 
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I hope the colors are the same as I would find in a box of Trix.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:11 pm 
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xanderwess wrote:
I hope the colors are the same as I would find in a box of Trix.
Mmmm, Grapety Purple! I see a cross-branding potential here.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:15 pm 
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can i get a hiking ladder and the marry poppins sail?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:30 am 
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hobie18rich wrote:
can i get a hiking ladder and the marry poppins sail?
Sure!

Ladder (non-conductive even!)

Spinnaker (50 sq. ft. sail area)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:30 pm 
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I haven't heard this rumor.

FYI

Any design change must follow the procedure outlined in IHCA General Rule 24. If this process is started you will hear about it (see 24.2).

Basically if a modified "Tiger" is produced in circumvention of this process then it's not a Tiger and not class legal. (It may be F-18 legal)


INTERNATIONAL HOBIE CLASS ASSOCIATION GENERAL RULES


24. RULE AMENDMENTS

24.1 Suggestions, recommendations or requests for
changes to design or specifications of the boats,
rule additions, deletions or amendments, shall
be submitted in writing to the IHCA Rules
Committee. The proposals will be reviewed by
the Rules Committee, and if found to have
merit, be distributed for comment to: Hobie Cat
sailors; IHCA International Council members;
IHCA Regional Associations; and other interested
parties. Following the comment period the
IHCA Rules Committee will make a rule recommendation
and submit it to the IHCA International
Council for consideration. The Council
shall accept or reject the Rules Committee recommendation
and submit IHCA approved
changes to the ISAF for approval. Interim or
emergency rulings made by the Rules Committee
Chair or Rules Committee as a whole will
use the same approval procedure as outlined
herein before they receive approved rule status.

24.2 Any proposed changes to design or specifications
of the boats, new class rules, rule changes
or amendments requesting comments, and all
new rules and interpretations shall be announced
in one or more of the following ways:
a) An international mailing or individual Email
to all IHCA members for General Rule
changes, or international mailings or individual
Email to individual boat class owners
for rules only impacting the individual class.
b) Prominent display on the IHCA web page
requesting comment from Hobie Cat sailors
and other interested parties.


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